'The Godfather' Original Draft SOLD for $625,000

2/19/2016 8:19 AM PST

'The Godfather' -- Original Draft SOLD for $625,000!

A collection of Mario Puzo's rough drafts of "The Godfather" was snatched at an auction for the very godfatherly price of $625k. 

Puzo's children unloaded 45 boxes filled with reams of handwritten notes and drafts from multiple versions of the famous novel and screenplay ... which Francis Ford Coppola eventually brought to the big screen.

Puzo died in 1999.

The winning bidder is choosing to remain anonymous.